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Astronomy 141
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Welcome to Astronomy 141. Through this course you’ll have an understanding of the sky, Earth, Moon and the Sun, the solar system and the universe. This laboratory course introduces the fundamentals of astronomy such as: the apparent motion of the sky, Sun, Moon and planets; the nature of light; gravity; the properties of planets; the life cycles of stars; and the structure of the universe. Laboratory and computer exercises will be used, and we will conduct one nighttime lab.

As the learning outcomes, students who succeed in this course may eventually respond to:

How does the process of science work, and how does that process manifest itself in astronomy?
How is astronomy of practical use? How has astronomy impacted our understanding of our world?
What is a planet, and how are planets similar to—and different from—one another?
What is the interior of the Earth like, and how do we know?
What is a star? How are the stars similar to and different from one another?
How did the universe get started? What is likely to happen to the universe in the distant future?
[This project was created as part of the Open Pedagogy Fellowship at the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center].

Read more about the course design here: https://gclibrary.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2020/10/19/inclusive-education-and-research-for-astronomy/

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Astronomy
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CUNY
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York College
Author:
Yuzhe Song
Date Added:
06/24/2021
Atomic Theory #1: Principles and Laws
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #2: Structures and Symbols
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #3: Evolution of Atomic Theory History and Experiments
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #4: Periodic Table
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #5: Molecules and Compounds
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #6: Ionic Compounds
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and relatablility.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Lecture
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Atomic Theory #7: Naming Compounds
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Video lectures on atomic theory incorporating a simulated student class working problems to increase accessibility and reliability.
Open Educational Resource funded by a City University of New York OER Grant. Produced by the Department of Chemistry, York College/CUNY and the Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

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Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Chang, Emmanuel J.
Mark, Kevin J.
Date Added:
01/01/2019
CLDV 100 Introduction to Multicultural Studies: Active Learning Assignment
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A study of what "culture" is; how we see it based on several factors, how it influences the choices and decision we make; how to deal positively with conflicts that inevitably arise in working /living situations with people of diverse cultures. This is a course structured to raise multicultural awareness and fortify students' social skills in dealing with cultural differences. It includes ethnographic study of cultural groups in the U.S.A and responses to shared values, observations or experiences based on student's ancestry, heritage, travels. Students will learn about culture "do and donts" around the world and provide the class with their own culture shock experience and how they overcame them. Through the study of cultural concepts, this course develops skills in critical thinking, writing and scholarly documentation.

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Languages
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Homework/Assignment
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CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Alapo, Oluremi "Remi"
Date Added:
07/01/2021
CLDV 100 Introduction to Multicultural Studies in the 21st Century
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A study of what "culture" is; how we see it based on several factors, how it influences the choices and decision we make; how to deal positively with conflicts that inevitably arise in working /living situations with people of diverse cultures. This is a course structured to raise multicultural awareness and fortify students' social skills in dealing with cultural differences. It includes ethnographic study of cultural groups in the U.S.A and responses to shared values, observations or experiences based on student's ancestry, heritage, travels. Students will learn about culture "do and donts" around the world and provide the class with their own culture shock experience and how they overcame them. Through the study of cultural concepts, this course develops skills in critical thinking, writing and scholarly documentation. This is an OER course.

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Arts and Humanities
Communication
U.S. History
Anthropology
Sociology
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Alapo, Oluremi "Remi"
Date Added:
07/01/2021
CS 485 Computer Architecture
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This course will present the basic concepts and technologies in computer organization and architecture. For example, logical devices and digital circuits, data representation, register transfer, central processor organization, microprogram control and organization, parallel computing. Although there could be multiple perspectives in studying computer architecture, our focus would be to better understand computer organization in order to design more efficient and reliable application software. The OER (Open Educational Resources) session of this course will have no textbook required (ZTC: Zero Textbook Cost), conduct lectures based on online resources and other open educational resources, and have students involved in active learning including giving presentations and creating and sharing open pedagogical materials, e.g., students need to finish four writing projects in this class (refer to course schedule on page 6) where each project is to write an article about a given topic in computer architecture on Wikipedia. Students writing articles about what they are learning can help them understand the course contents creatively.

Subject:
Computer Science
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Zhang, Danyang
Date Added:
04/01/2020
English 270 J INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX
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Introduction to English Grammar and Syntax. Not open to students with credit for English 370. Analysis of English sentence structure, with focus on parts of speech, grammatical voice and mood, and written discourse. Students will examine real-world texts from a variety of genres, as well as their own writing practices. This is a Writing Intensive Course. This course may be offered in either online, hybrid, or face-to-face format.

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Literature
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Garley, Matt
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Guyanese Creole
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Guyanese Creole, known to its native speakers as Creolese, was born of the communication between European settlers, African slaves and indigenous peoples of Indian descent in the Dutch colonies of Essequibo and Demerara (Devonish & Thompson 2013). Present day Guyana, Essequibo and Demerara was inhabited by slaves of different African tribes who developed a pidgin in order to communicate with one another. The inter-African pidgin then began to be influenced by the language of the slaves’ Dutch masters, creating an Anglo-West African language variety known as “Dutch-Creole” (Amral Khan 2018). Dutch-Creole became the first language of the newer generations of slaves and began gaining English language influence once English immigrants and plantation owners began to settle in Demerara around 1746. By 1760, the English had become a majority of the European population of Demerara. Due to the Anglo-Dutch wars, the colonies of Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice were acquired by the Dutch, the British and for a brief period in 1781-1784, resulting in some French influence on Dutch Creole as well. At the end of the wars, Great Britain gained control of colonies in 1814 and remined in control until Guyana’s gain of independence in 1966 (Prothero 1920). While Guyana was in the control of the English, the Dutch-Creole transitioned into the present day Creolese of the country. Though Creolese is English-lexified, there are still some Dutch and French words that remain in it. Holbrook (2001) also notes that, due to the Indo-Guyanese population of Guyana, there is also language influence from Hindi, Urdu and Bhojpuri in Creolese. Due to Creolese’s being on a Creole Continuum, the language exists between the standard English of Guyana and its creole. Creolese constantly undergoes change because of this and the multi-cultural population of Guyana.

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Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Matthew Garley
Date Added:
12/10/2018
HIST 374 (Q-36911) WI –AFRICA AND THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the political, economic, social, and demographic challenges confronting Africa during the era of the Atlantic Slave Trade (15th-19th centuries). The course will conclude with a CTLET approved OER / ZTC Active Learning Assignment. The course includes an opportunity to receive a certificate of recognition from the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Alapo, Oluremi
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Jamaican Creole
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Jamaican Creole has a very rich history. According to Farquharson’s article: “Jamaica was a Spanish possession from 1494 right up to 1655.” He later goes on to say that during “1655 an army of 4,000 colonists from Barbados and an additional 1,200 from the Leeward Islands was recruited to capture the Spanish side of the island of Hispaniola.” They failed and decided to try capturing Jamaica. The Spaniards who survived the failed capture, fled to Cuba while African slaves fled into the mountains and formed “Maroons,” (Farquharson). The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures states that “during the second half of the seventeenth century, the European population was made up of soldiers, merchants, and colonists from the eastern Caribbean, Ireland, England, and Scotland,” (Farquharson); hence, prior to being imported to Jamaica during Britain’s occupation of the island, the African slaves were somewhat exposed to English-based languages.

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Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
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CUNY
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Matthew Garley
Date Added:
12/10/2018
MATH 111: Introduction to Statistics and Probability
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Introduce the different linear statistical models and develop critical thinking for statistical modeling in scientific and policy contexts; Apply statistical computer software tools to develop useful data analysis skills based on the use of linear regression models. Topics to be covered: simple linear regression, multiple regression, nonlinear regression and logistic regression models; Random and mixed effects models; The application of statistical software tools.

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Mathematics
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Syllabus
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CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Wang, Yu
Date Added:
01/01/2021
MATH 310: Applied Regression Analysis
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Introduce the different linear statistical models and develop critical thinking for statistical modeling in scientific and policy contexts; Apply statistical computer software tools to develop useful data analysis skills based on the use of linear regression models. Topics to be covered: simple linear regression, multiple regression, nonlinear regression and logistic regression models; Random and mixed effects models; The application of statistical software tools.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Wang, Yu
Date Added:
10/01/2020
MUS 208 Music Theory I
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Harmonic analysis of tonal music, with an emphasis on diatonic harmony. Topics may include counterpoint, Roman numeral analysis, lead sheet symbols, and voice leading.

Subject:
Performing Arts
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Lam, George
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Math 120BC – Precalculus
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Students will explore advanced topics in algebra, functions and graphs, inverse functions, composite functions, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions.

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Mathematics
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Syllabus
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Thompson, Virginia
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Math 120 Precalculus  Review
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This Precalculus Review is a result of theOpen Pedagogy project implemented at York College which invitesstudents to contribute to open educationalresources, and not just being a consumerof it. Specifically, students created mathematics questions that corresponded to the topics learned in the course. Forthcoming students will have the chance not only to createmore questions for the file, but to update and/or revise the document. Future students will also engage in creating an answer key (with worked out solutions) for the file, as well as video help.These practice questions should be helpful for any precalculus course.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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CUNY Academic Works
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York College
Author:
Thompson, Virginia L
York College Math 120 Students
Date Added:
04/01/2021
Open Music Theory x CUNY
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Open Music Theory × CUNY is a, free, open-source, online textbook remixed from Open Music Theory. The resources in this edition of Open Music Theory have been designed to support music theory courses at York College, The City University of New York. All text and graphics from this online textbook is made available with a CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons license.Open Music Theory x CUNY is available via GitHub, where you can see the edits and changes made to this remixed version of OMT. This remixed online textbook is supported in part by a OER Fellowship from the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
George T. Lam
Date Added:
12/10/2018
POL 103 POLITICS $ GOVERNMENT IN UNITED STATES
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This course will examine the fundamental institutions, players and processes of American government. The class will study the relationship between the executive, judiciary and legislature and the constitutional process around which American government operates. The class will also analyze the governmental policy process, public opinion, political socialization, interest groups, media and the role of elections in the political process.
*In this class, students will also engage in active learning. This is a process of learning via engaging with the content. It means students are interacting with the material in any way that can promote active thought, via learning activities. In addition to this, the class will also promote open pedagogy.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Monda, David O.
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Psychology 102:  Introductory Psychology
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Basic concepts and methods of contemporary psychology emphasizing the biological basis of behavior, learning, cognition, consciousness, development, stress and personality, abnormal behavior, group behavior, and social interaction.

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Psychology
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Austin, Susan
Date Added:
10/01/2021
SCWK 410 Field Placement and Seminar I (Individuals and Families)
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Social Work 410 is the second of the three-course field practice sequence (SCWK 293, 410 & 492). Supervised field experience. On-site visits by Social Work faculty. Integration of field, classroom learning in a weekly on-campus seminar and professional preparation. Placements are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on two weekdays for a minimum of 200 hours for the semester. Permission required for repeating the course.

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Social Work
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Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Roeback, Shirell
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Teaching Occupational Outlook Handbook for Students in Career Development: A Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan is designed for a 60-minute information literacy class to teach students who are taking SD110 (Student Development 110) at York College, City University of New York. The goal of this class is to facilitate SD110 students to effectively engage themselves in finding and evaluating information regarding career and vocational development.

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Information Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Diao, Junli
Date Added:
02/06/2018
Trinidadian Creole
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The republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an island country in the eastern Caribbean. Originally Trinidad was inhibited by the Debo Indians and the Arawak Indians; Nepoya and Suppoya. The island during the 1400s was a Spanish colony with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1498. In 1797 however the Island changes when Don Jose Maria Chacon had surrendered his rule over the island to the British Empire. During the 1700s the island had undergone various political shifts, and had been ruled by the French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and British. In 1802 the island was ceded to Britain due to the Treaty of Amiens. The country over time obtained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1976. The influx of various different ethnic groups of people began in 1845. After slaves were emancipated, the British authorities looked to start a system of indentured labor. This system looked to contract Indians, Chinese and Portuguese. Between 1845 to 1917 147,000 Indians were brought to work on sugarcane plantations in Trinidad. The mixture of ethnic group would take root within the country and lean to multiracial ethnicities. The island itself Indo- Trinidadians and Afro Trinidadians and Toboggans dominate the demographic at 37.3% and 36.3%. Though there are different cultures and ethnic groups of people there the language spoken in Trinidad varies mostly between the Trinidad and Tobago’s Standard Queen’s English and Trinidadian Creole . Trinidad Creole reflects Asian, African, European and Amerindian language communities within the country.

Subject:
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Matthew Garley
Date Added:
12/10/2018